reActo's core technology started in 2014 at the Electrochemical Water Treatment group (EWaT) of the National University of Singapore that is led by Prof Olivier Lefebvre. He and his team developed and engineered an electrochemical advanced oxidation process (EAOP) based on high performing 3D carbon electrodes coated with graphene.
In 2016, Prof Lefebvre's lab collaborates with Prof Slaven Garaj's group to atomically bond graphene to the electrodes, drastically improving the decomposition rate of the organic pollutants.
After the patented EAOP/graphene technology is successfully scale-up more than 100 times from its first prototype, reActo is successfully incubated through the NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (GRIP) in 2021.
In September 2021, reActo was selected amongst 6 innovative startups to participate in a accelerator program organized by Shell, EMA and Startupbootcamp.